Rio 2016. The Latest.
And they are off. The Olympics. Russians with wheelchairs cannot compete,those without wheelchairs can. Chinese winge that the flags they made are wrong(wong!). Israelis complain that the Lebanese wont let them on the bus. US athletes complain about the quality of showers. Aussie athletes have to out up their own shower curtains. Britons show stiff upper lip on poor performance.
But there are more complaints to come.
Britons complain swimming pool too long.
Australians say pools too short.
Russians say no facilities for used needles
Chinese demand announcements in Mandarin
The Olympic Committee say they have learnt lessons and there will be no changes
LBTG community accuse Games of being transphobic. “Sex tests are so last century”said a spokesman.
Black Lives Matter state that the use of starting pistols in events including people of colour is “insensitive and unacceptable”
Americans demand higher grade ketchup in athletes village
Russians complain that there has been too much coverage of other countries medals.
IOC say they are looking into the problem and are aware of the human rights aspect.
Saudi Arabia says starting times in the sailing coincide with prayer times.
Kenya and Jamaica complain about drug rumours. Put up or shut up.
BBC accused of ageism in having no reporters over 80.
British equestrian team state Brazilian hay wrong shape.
Ice cream wrappers found on sailing course. Races to be rerun.
Athletes complain about lack of track side baby changing facilities
Scandinavians demand medals for fourth and fifth places. They claim it is counter productive if athletes are never rewarded.